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June 24, 2013

Help Solve the Mystery: Who Was This Woman?

Help Solve the mystery: Who Was This Woman?
The Seattle Times
Recently a fascinating yet sad story was posted in The Seattle Times. It's about Lori (Kennedy) Ruff who killed herself in 2010. 

"The death of a wife and mother in Texas revealed a case of stolen identity with a connection to the Northwest. Now a Seattle investigator is trying to figure out who this mystery woman really was."

After her death her husband opened a locked box which Lori had kept hidden. It it he found scribbled notes, birth certificates, death certificates, driver's licenses with his wife's photograph but under different names and in different states.

Eventually Ruff and a Social Security investigator realized they had uncovered a case of a woman who ran from her past and hid under a dead girl's identity. This Tuesday you can join Times reporter Maureen O'Hagan and Joe Velling, Special Agent in Charge of the Seattle investigations office of the SSA, for a live chat and updates about the case at 2 p.m. Tuesday.

Read the full story and see all the documentation and clues at She stole another’s identity, and took her secret to the grave. Who was she?


Rita A. said...

These stories are always fascinating.

Mariann Regan said...

A real-life thriller! Maybe someone will make a movie about her. The kind of thing people believe happens only in fiction.

Anonymous said...

This is quite a story! How hard she worked to cover her identity. I hope she will be reunited with her past at some point in time!
If you ever hear anything please post the story!

Anonymous said...

so interesting but also so very sad. What was she hiding from? Why didn't she trust her husband enough to tell him the truth? I hope she has found peace in death.